Gulf Coast Chapter Events

 

 

Happiness Walk

Walk to End Violence

March 18, 2017

8:30 - 10:00 AM     Payne Park, Sarasota

Register now: (FIRST GIVING LINK)

Non-walking supporters welcome!

Sponsorships Available

 

Each year the Gulf Coast Chapter (USNC – UN Women) sponsors a walk to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. This year's Walk is Saturday, March 18, at Payne Park in downtown Sarasota, 2050 Adams Lane, 34237. Meet at Cafe in the Park; they'll be offering breakfast specials just for us. 

Why a “Happiness Walk?” This year, International Happiness Day is March 20. Ending violence against women and girls will undoubtedly bring more happiness to the world – so let’s celebrate our progress!

All proceeds are used to support UN Women programs, which work to prevent violence and bring attention to the issue throughout the world. Violence takes many forms, including domestic violence and trafficking. For example, between 18,000 and 50,000 people are trafficked into the United States annually - and Florida is one of the top three destination states. 


Help by forming or sponsoring a team, walking with us on your own, and asking friends and family to sponsor you.

Demonstrate that violence of any kind will not be tolerated.

Bring your friends and family and WALK WITH US.

Food and drink available for purchase at Café in the Park. 

Leashed dogs welcome.

Wear a blue shirt! 

Non-walking supporters are welcome: sign up, raise funds, and cheer us on at the Cafe!

 

REGISTER HERE: (FG LINK COMING)

 

Considering a sponsorship?

HAPPINESS WALK SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 8:30AM – Payne Park, Sarasota, FL

Contact Name _______________________________________________________________

Corporation/Foundation Name (if applicable) _______________________________________

Email Address: _____________________________ Telephone:________________________

Address: __________________________________ City/State/Zip: ______________________

Title Sponsor - $5,000

·       Opportunity to make announcement at the event; prominently displayed logo on event materials and donation page; opportunity display banner or promotional material at walk; promotion on all media releases; acknowledgment and logo in our newsletter going to all members and friends of the chapter; acknowledgment and logo presented at our fall luncheon (when we will thank all our supporters!)

 

Happiness Sponsor - $1,000

·       Prominently displayed logo on event materials and donation page; opportunity display banner or promotional material at walk; promotion on all media releases; acknowledgment and logo in our newsletter going to all members and friends of the chapter; acknowledgment and logo presented at our fall luncheon (when we will thank all our supporters!)

 

Friend - $500

·       Logo recognition on event materials; acknowledgment and logo in our newsletter going to all members and friends of the chapter; acknowledgment and logo presented at our fall luncheon (when we will thank all our supporters!)
 

Buddy - $250

·       Acknowledgment and logo in our newsletter going to all members and friends of the chapter; acknowledgment and logo presented at our fall luncheon (when we will thank all our supporters!)

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Enclosed is a check for $_______________. Make check payable to:UN Women/USNC/GCC
Mail checks in c/o Elaine Foster, 5156 Magnolia Pond Dr., Sarasota, FL 34233

Credit Cards:
Name on card: _____________________________ Amount: $_________________

Card Number: _____________________________ Exp. Date: _______ CVV Code: _____

Your support will help GCC and UN Women make cities more livable, encourage women entrepreneurs to achieve economic freedom, build political leadership skills, and end violence against women and girls.

The US National Committee (USNC) for UN Women is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports the mission of UN Women and social, political, and economic equality for women and girls around the world.

For Additional Information, Contact Kathy Jordan: 941-544-0792, jordancubs@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Gulf Coast Chapter: USNC for UN Women Co-sponsors Panel

"Gender Rights as Human Rights: Where are We in 2016?"

Gender Rights as Human Rights - both locally and globally - was the topic of a panel discussion October 26 at the University of South Florida Sarasota- Manatee. Five panelists shared their experiences and expertise regarding women’s issues in our own local communities and in villages as far away as India and Africa. The Gulf Coast Chapter co-sponsored this event.

Photo Below: E. Scott Osborne, Esq., Advocacy Director for UN Women/USNC, Gulf Coast Chapter, discussed women in India and how cultural influences can be at odds with the country’s democratic governmental and legal structure.

Photo below: Osborne joined panel members (from right), Jody L. McBrien, Associate Professor at USFSM; Leen al-Fatafta, a student at New College; Phillip Wagner, Professor USFSM; and Noelle Polk Clark, Advocacy Director, UN Association, Tampa Bay Chapter.

Prof. McBrien told stories of how women with whom she works in rural Africa are making real gains by focusing on health, education and economic opportunities in their communities.

Leen al-Fatafta shared her story of being an Arab Feminist, an internal compass she was raised with and has carried with her in her travels and studies. She talked about the place of feminism throughout the history of Islam.

Prof. Wagner said the current political climate opens the door to discussion and awareness about gender equity issues. Even though many men may not be complicit in gender discrimination, he invited them to move beyond awareness and become active in being part of the solutions.

Noelle Polk Clark shared local statistics about discrimination and violence against women. She also shared how CEDAW could be an integral piece in the move toward gender equity. She encouraged attendees to press their local representatives to adopt local CEDAW ordinances. (CEDAW is the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women)

 

 

 

 

 

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Cities for CEDAW in Sarasota -- Join our coalition and help make Sarasota a CEDAW* city.

New endorsements added October 16, 2015 - add your voice now.

See the link CEDAW!

For further information, contact sosborne100@gmail.com.
*Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

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